Have you ever seen more beautiful faces?!?! Meet the beautiful elephant orphans at the #RetetiElephantOrphanage in Northern Kenya.
If you love elephants and aren’t already familiar with the amazing work being done by @r.e.s.c.u.e, go now and give them a follow. As the very first community run elephant orphanage of its kind, the work they are doing on behalf of the elephants in Northern Kenya is simply amazing and inspiring beyond words. Reteti just recently celebrated their one year anniversary - and what a successful year it has been. Located in the heart of Samburu land, the orphanage is run by the community, and has already achieved so much, as the presence of such a facility is changing the once difficult relationship between the Samburu Tribe and the elephants they share the land with. In the past, due to a deep fear and misunderstanding of elephants, the human/wildlife conflict was a constant presence in this part of Africa. Thankfully, due to the opening of the orphanage and their community outreach, the Samburu people are learning how to co-exist peacefully with elephants, and are now becoming a vital part of protecting and caring for them, as opposed to being deeply fearful of them as they once were. The key to success in conservation, has always been a good and trusting relationship shared between local communities and the animals they live amongst - and thanks to the work being done at Reteti, Northern Kenya’s elephants now have hopes of a much brighter and more safe future!! Sending the biggest THANK YOU to all of the amazing humans involved in making the orphanage a success - and to the legendary @amivitale, who has long been one of my heroes, for using her voice and her camera to bring the much needed awareness to this amazing place.
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